I’ve always had a fondness for fantasy sculptures. Maybe it stems from museum visits in my youth, maybe from the Marx soldiers I played with or the Aurora monster models I built growing up. Regardless of the reasons, I love the stuff. Bruckner, Bowen, Moore, Newman, the Shiflett Bros.: I’ve got their work sitting on my shelves. Recently I discovered the art of Simon Lee and…wow…I’ve added another favorite to my list. Why? See for yourselves.
Monday, May 6th, 2013
Arnie Fenner has worn a number of hats in his career, sometimes several at once. He was a Senior Artist for Hallmark Cards for 19 years, and for the last 14 has been the Senior Art Director for Andrews McMeel Publishing (part of Universal Press Syndicate).While working in the corporate world, he has also (as time permitted) been a junior partner in the Jankus/Tiber advertising agency, served as art director for Mark Ziesing Books, been a small press publisher (of both books and magazines), and worked as a freelance illustrator and designer.Fenner has produced many CD and book covers over the years for titles by everyone from Stephen King to Harlan Ellison to Bob Dylan to R.E.M.; he's received medals from the Society of Illustrators, certificates from Communication Arts, and two World Fantasy Awards. He collaborates with his wife, Cathy Fenner, on a wide variety of art books (including retrospectives devoted to Frank Frazetta, Dave Stevens, and Robert McGinnis among others) and the annual SPECTRUM: The Best in Contemporary Fantastic Art.